CREATIVE ACTIVITIES WHILE YOU STAY HOME
1. CITY DRIVING TOUR – Pack the family into the car with snacks & drinks and visit all the landmarks around the city. On the way home, support your favorite local restaurant and order curbside pickup for dinner!
2. HIBACHI NIGHT – We love this one! Using a flat electric griddle, set up your group dinner around a larger table with all the fixings for fried rice & stir fry. Cook for the family hibachi-style...fling some shrimp too if you dare!
3. LEARNING VIDEO GAMES – Fun for the kids & gamers! Build a city with 'Cities: Skylines' and learn about how a community works (budget, taxes, zoning, healthcare, water, sewage, traffic/roads). Or try the game SPORE – a fun computer game that teaches the concepts of evolution and adaptation.
4. NEIGHBORHOOD FUN – Organize a no-contact "bear hunt" for the kids! Participants display a bear (stuffed animal, picture, etc.) in an easy-to-see location like the front porch or window. See how many you can spot!
5. FUN & GAMES – Whether it's a new puzzle or some old family favorites like Boggle or Trivial Pursuit, make it a game night! Tired of the usual options? Create a fun indoor or outdoor scavenger hunt!
6. SPRING CLEANING (TOGETHER) – Enlist the whole family to get everything done that you've always wanted to but never seem to find the time. Create a checklist and give everyone a specific task(s). Celebrate a job well done by all voting for a movie to watch together.
7. 100 PUSH-UP CHALLENGE – Flex those muscles! Join the social media challenge and do 100 push-ups per day for 30 days.
8. FAMILY BIKE RIDES – Take some time to ride around the neighborhood. Wave to neighbors and leave thoughtful notes of encouragement on doorsteps. Don't forget to take your dog(s) for a walk too - they'll enjoy the fresh air and exercise.
9. FAMILY SAFETY DRILLS – Do you have a plan in place for natural disasters or other emergency situations? Take this time to talk with your family about what to do in the case of a house fire / tornado / earthquake / etc.
10. DONATIONS – During your spring cleaning and organizing, collect household items for donating and put aside for families in need. Take to a local shelter or donation center when they are open.
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